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Discussion in 'MEMBER RULES, GUIDELINES & ANNOUNCEMENTS' started by JonSidneyB, Oct 16, 2012.

  1. Dale

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    Your back!!!! I can stop twitching now!!!
     
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  2. Idaho Gunslinger

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    "Well I woke up Sunday mornin',
    with no way to hold my head that didn't hurt.

    And the beer I had for breakfast, wasn't bad,
    so I had one more, for dessert"

    You're appreciated Jon.
     
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  3. trickcarey

    trickcarey EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    I was really sad when the site was down, however, I was exponentially more productive at work because of it.
     
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  4. JonSidneyB
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    JonSidneyB Uber Prepared
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    If you go into the private owners area of vB's forum you will see the remains of an all out riot and a collection of very very angry people. It is an ugly mess over there and looks like it could get worse.
     
  5. Myrddraal

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    Thanks to you Jon, and all the admins, who do so much, and put so much time in, to keep this awesome forum running. Now go get some sleep ;-)
     
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  6. enki_ck

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    The only nostalgia I have is for SMF.
     
  7. mooshi
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    haha When I got up and checked (it was like 6:00am) I was like... "NO! MUST... TALK TO... EDCFer! Dang it, I don't have KAMM's number...! O_O I have Defuse's but he's probably still asleep!"
     
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  8. MedicInTraining
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    It was down just before I went to bed which just prolonged my bed time because I sat here refreshing it to try and get it back but my refreshing didn't work :(
     
  9. Smith28

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    Did anyone else think of bugging out?

    Just me..?

    :oops:
     
  10. gibbsrule9
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    gibbsrule9 Memoria in Aeterna

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    I just looked at everything that was in the Store. And I mean, everything! Made a list of stuff for when the coins come in. :)
     
  11. Mr_Moe

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    Must've been all the Troublemakers, heh. :p
     
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    After seeing the old forum software, empty, I was really worried... Welcome back EDCF!
     
  13. TarHeelBrit
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    Well said. I've learnt both as a member and quasi support for a forum that the longer you take placating members the longer it takes to get back up. I'm sure there's a mathematical equation somewhere that proves it. :)
     
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  14. Si_K
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    I pictured it as a scene from The Simpsons, when violent cartoons get banned and all the kids go outside, rub their eyes and play in the sun.

    At least that's what I did...
     
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  15. ac7ss
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    • Hot-linked images removed, Rule #3b
    Perhaps a burner phone is called for in these cases, for giving to the support personnel to call you back on. Then turn off the ringer on the primary phone with a status message on the machine.

    Maybe a new badge for those who interrupted Jon: "Badger"
    [​IMG]

    (Is this better, from my personal page.)
     
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  16. Idaho Gunslinger

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    I nearly had a Burt Gummer moment.
     
  17. cowsmilk

    cowsmilk EDC Junkie!!!!!

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    Well, I couldn't wait. Emailed xbanker, and almost called tower. At least I had the good sense to leave Jon be as he was most likely a$$holes and elbows trying to get the site back online.

    Thanks kripto and Jon, and anyone else for getting it back up and running.

    I'm mobile, baby!:)

    My Avatar says:
    "Stop looking at my udders!"
     
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  18. ac7ss
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    I am just glad it happened on my weekend. I don't know how I would have managed to get through a workday in the office without the forum. [Seriously]
     
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  19. ac7ss
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    Having worked system support I have learned (from the sysadmin standpoint) that the best course of action is to send 1 email to the admin with the subject line "Your system is down" with a brief description of what you are seeing, and not expect a response. On the off chance they did not know, this will inform them, and perhaps give them a target. If they already know, they will ignore the message and do their work. Check the web site with increasing delay (15 min, 30 min, hour, 2 hour, 4 hour delays) if you MUST, it won't bother the person fixing it, he can always pull the plug.

    Never call for a system wide error unless you are the assistant sysadmin.

    Lest you get the wrath of the BOFH.
     
  20. defuse kit

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    Maybe, but you could still say hi :)

    At 6 am, I'm either asleep or taking care of cancer patients.
     
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